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Digital Solutions for Roads and Bridges

Connect the physical and virtual world to better plan, design, construct and operate road networks.

Accelerate digital delivery from planning to operations

Digital delivery can benefit every aspect of your road or bridge project from planning, design, construction, and operations. Make better decisions, gain insights, increase collaboration, improve asset performance, and achieve better business outcomes.

Accelerate Digital Delivery from Planning Through Construction

Digital delivery improves design efficiency and allows you to benefit from a more complete representation of the design intent delivered in a more directly usable format. Optimize collaboration and coordination with your stakeholders and citizens, assess and understand existing conditions, and understand the financial impact.

Advance Digital Construction Management ​

Plan and manage your people, materials, and equipment more easily and affordably. Visualize live construction information in 2D, 3D, and 4D so that you can better track project performance and make better, faster, data-driven decisions. Enable first-time-right construction, manage project schedule vs performance, reduce on-site visits, and monitor and track progress.

Rehabilitate & Preserve Aging Road & Bridge Infrastructure

With the help of government funding, you can now take on the huge task of rehabilitating or repairing the nation’s roads and bridges. It’s time to adopt innovative digital twin technology to make inspections faster, easier, and safer. Ensure regulatory compliance, lower asset operational costs, and reduce your on-site visits and asset downtime.

Minnesota DOT saves 20% with digital twins using drone-gathered data.

  • Planning
  • Road and Bridge Planning

    Digital delivery technology will help you communicate project plans to stakeholders and citizens in a comprehensive and visually compelling way to enable faster buy-in on projects. Manage and mitigate your project risk, optimize collaboration and coordination, assess existing conditions and understand financial impact.

    Automatically Create Digital Context for Digital Twins

    Use photographs and/or point clouds to cost-effectively produce 3D models of the most challenging existing site conditions for your road or bridge project.

    Image courtesy of PT Waskita Karya (Persero) Tbk.

    Manage, Extract, and Share 3D Mapping Data

    You can share vast amounts of imagery, point cloud, and 3D mapping data to improve collaboration and get the best performance from reality modeling and digital twins.

    Image courtesy of WGI

    Develop Predictive Simulation Models

    Know the impact before implementation and make better decisions the first time. You can collaborate with other departments to identify and correct errors early in the planning process.

    Planning Solutions & Recommended Software

    Bentley offers planning solutions for road and bridges that span from conceptual road network layout and design through traffic simulation and planning.

    Conceptual road & network design

    Create conceptual designs to evaluate more options during the planning and pre-bid stage of your project in hours. Design more efficiently, identify high-risk items, and minimize costs.

    Survey & reality Modeling

    Quickly generate detailed 3D reality meshes using simple photographs or point clouds for use in your projects. Optimize and manage imagery, point cloud, and 3D mapping data from a variety of sources.

    Traffic Planning and Simulation

    Simulate traffic and see how changes impact citywide movement and accessibility. Utilize a complete transportation forecasting system for planning the urban, regional and national movement of people.

  • Design
  • Road and Bridge Design

    Streamline design and collaboration, ensure effective project delivery, and enable informed decision-making. Enhance designs, improve productivity, avoid time and cost delays and overruns, and reduce project time to delivery.

    Image courtesy of Italferr

    Modeling, Design, and Analysis

    Connect with your team through an open environment that supports modeling, design, and analysis of road networks and bridges from conceptual design to detailed design. You can simulate design options, evaluate project impact, and reduce risk, project costs, and delays.

    Image courtesy of Foth

    Multidiscipline Design

    Advance the efficiency of your multidiscipline teams for the design and engineering of roads, bridges, drainage, and other civil infrastructure aboveground and belowground. Increase adherence to standards through design, maintenance, and retrofit of capital projects. Seamlessly integrate your supply chain with your in-house team and work as one.

    Image courtesy of PT Wijaya Karya (Persero) Tbk.

    Digital Delivery

    Improve your design quality and enable contractors to benefit from a more complete representation of the design. Make it easier to review the design intent with high‐resolution 3D design visuals. Reduce project cost over‐runs and test what-if scenarios to refine constructability and optimize project cost.

    Design Solutions & Recommended Software

    Bentley offers planning solutions for road and bridges that span from conceptual road network layout and design through traffic simulation and planning.

    Road Design & Analysis

    Provide a comprehensive and fully functional detailed design application for surveying, drainage, subsurface utilities, and roadway design. Create accurate, georeferenced 3D designs with real-world context.

    Bridge Design & Analysis

    Fully integrated modeling, analysis, and design applications produce deliverables derived directly from the models. Speed up design time and improve efficiency in a collaborative 3D design environment.

    Drainage Design & Analysis

    Reduce highway design time with a complete toolset for survey, drainage, and utilities. Create models from 2D artifacts and external data to BIM models and plans production.

  • Construction
  • Road and Bridge Construction

    Leverage a collaborative environment that allows your in-house team to work with your supply chain partners as one integrated team. Manage your multidiscipline design and construction work, in the office and in the field. Manage your contracts and your deliverables. Ensure the integrity of your data and make every project your best project.

    Improve Construction Planning

    Resolve roadway construction issues before they cost you time and money in the field. Manage project schedule vs. performance, reduce on-site visits, and monitor and track progress.

    Image courtesy of WSB

    Enable Collaboration for Better Results

    Advance coordination with supply chain and stakeholders to reduce the risk of delays. Improve safety and enable first-time-right construction. Close communication gaps between the field and office with shared access to site reports, issues, and safety observations to speed decisions.

    Image courtesy of New York State DOT

    Manage Construction in One Place

    Plan and manage your people, materials, and equipment more easily and affordably. Visualize live construction information in 2D, 3D, and 4D so that you can better track project performance and make better, faster, data-driven decisions.

    Construction Solutions & Recommended Software

    Bentley offers planning solutions for road and bridges that span from conceptual road network layout and design through traffic simulation and planning.

    4D/5D Planning & Simulation

    Turn design models into construction models with model-based scheduling and construction simulations. The immersive 4D environment helps to reduce project risks and delays and avoid costly rework.

    Construction Project Management

    Access and capture data in context including project updates, inspections and RFIs. Create custom forms, flag issues and view model progress – directly from the field.

    Construction Field & Performance Management

    Drive project performance with real-time field progress, cost data, project reports, and insights. Make better and quicker decisions that minimize project errors and maximize team productivity.

  • Operations
  • Road and Bridge Operations

    Improve asset and network performance to deliver safe, reliable, compliant, and cost-effective service.

    Image courtesy of Collins Engineers

    Make Bridge Inspections Faster, Easier, and Safer

    Quickly capture, analyze, and manage data in the field or from the office, helping you improve the decisions made while meeting regulatory reporting requirements and ensuring safe and reliable infrastructure assets.

    Manage Complex Linear Road Network Information

    Drive data consistency, optimize resources and reduce costs. Use data to improve decision-making and streamline operations. Ensure timely and accurate highway performance monitoring system submissions. 

    Analyze Oversize/Overweight Vehicles in Real-time

    Ensure safe travel of permitted vehicles using routes validated against restrictions and live bridge ratings. Improve reliability and accuracy of routing information and comply with transportation rules and regulations.

    Operations Solutions & Recommended Software

    Bentley offers planning solutions for road and bridges that span from conceptual road network layout and design through traffic simulation and planning.

    BRIDGE MONITORING AND INSPECTION

    Enables rapid capture, analysis, and management of bridge data in the field or from the office, to improve decisions and ensure safe and reliable infrastructure assets.

    Linear Road Network Management

    Manage complex transportation networks with a single source of truth for asset information across your road network.

    Permitting & Routing

    Reduce time, optimize routes, and increase efficiency with real-time route validation to ensure accurate and safe travel for oversize/overweight (OS/OW) vehicles.

Road and Bridge Planning

Digital delivery technology will help you communicate project plans to stakeholders and citizens in a comprehensive and visually compelling way to enable faster buy-in on projects. Manage and mitigate your project risk, optimize collaboration and coordination, assess existing conditions and understand financial impact.

Automatically Create Digital Context for Digital Twins

Use photographs and/or point clouds to cost-effectively produce 3D models of the most challenging existing site conditions for your road or bridge project.

Image courtesy of PT Waskita Karya (Persero) Tbk.

Manage, Extract, and Share 3D Mapping Data

You can share vast amounts of imagery, point cloud, and 3D mapping data to improve collaboration and get the best performance from reality modeling and digital twins.

Image courtesy of WGI

Develop Predictive Simulation Models

Know the impact before implementation and make better decisions the first time. You can collaborate with other departments to identify and correct errors early in the planning process.

Planning Solutions & Recommended Software

Bentley offers planning solutions for road and bridges that span from conceptual road network layout and design through traffic simulation and planning.

Conceptual road & network design

Create conceptual designs to evaluate more options during the planning and pre-bid stage of your project in hours. Design more efficiently, identify high-risk items, and minimize costs.

Survey & reality Modeling

Quickly generate detailed 3D reality meshes using simple photographs or point clouds for use in your projects. Optimize and manage imagery, point cloud, and 3D mapping data from a variety of sources.

Traffic Planning and Simulation

Simulate traffic and see how changes impact citywide movement and accessibility. Utilize a complete transportation forecasting system for planning the urban, regional and national movement of people.

Road and Bridge Design

Streamline design and collaboration, ensure effective project delivery, and enable informed decision-making. Enhance designs, improve productivity, avoid time and cost delays and overruns, and reduce project time to delivery.

Image courtesy of Italferr

Modeling, Design, and Analysis

Connect with your team through an open environment that supports modeling, design, and analysis of road networks and bridges from conceptual design to detailed design. You can simulate design options, evaluate project impact, and reduce risk, project costs, and delays.

Image courtesy of Foth

Multidiscipline Design

Advance the efficiency of your multidiscipline teams for the design and engineering of roads, bridges, drainage, and other civil infrastructure aboveground and belowground. Increase adherence to standards through design, maintenance, and retrofit of capital projects. Seamlessly integrate your supply chain with your in-house team and work as one.

Image courtesy of PT Wijaya Karya (Persero) Tbk.

Digital Delivery

Improve your design quality and enable contractors to benefit from a more complete representation of the design. Make it easier to review the design intent with high‐resolution 3D design visuals. Reduce project cost over‐runs and test what-if scenarios to refine constructability and optimize project cost.

Design Solutions & Recommended Software

Bentley offers planning solutions for road and bridges that span from conceptual road network layout and design through traffic simulation and planning.

Road Design & Analysis

Provide a comprehensive and fully functional detailed design application for surveying, drainage, subsurface utilities, and roadway design. Create accurate, georeferenced 3D designs with real-world context.

Bridge Design & Analysis

Fully integrated modeling, analysis, and design applications produce deliverables derived directly from the models. Speed up design time and improve efficiency in a collaborative 3D design environment.

Drainage Design & Analysis

Reduce highway design time with a complete toolset for survey, drainage, and utilities. Create models from 2D artifacts and external data to BIM models and plans production.

Road and Bridge Construction

Leverage a collaborative environment that allows your in-house team to work with your supply chain partners as one integrated team. Manage your multidiscipline design and construction work, in the office and in the field. Manage your contracts and your deliverables. Ensure the integrity of your data and make every project your best project.

Improve Construction Planning

Resolve roadway construction issues before they cost you time and money in the field. Manage project schedule vs. performance, reduce on-site visits, and monitor and track progress.

Image courtesy of WSB

Enable Collaboration for Better Results

Advance coordination with supply chain and stakeholders to reduce the risk of delays. Improve safety and enable first-time-right construction. Close communication gaps between the field and office with shared access to site reports, issues, and safety observations to speed decisions.

Image courtesy of New York State DOT

Manage Construction in One Place

Plan and manage your people, materials, and equipment more easily and affordably. Visualize live construction information in 2D, 3D, and 4D so that you can better track project performance and make better, faster, data-driven decisions.

Construction Solutions & Recommended Software

Bentley offers planning solutions for road and bridges that span from conceptual road network layout and design through traffic simulation and planning.

4D/5D Planning & Simulation

Turn design models into construction models with model-based scheduling and construction simulations. The immersive 4D environment helps to reduce project risks and delays and avoid costly rework.

Construction Project Management

Access and capture data in context including project updates, inspections and RFIs. Create custom forms, flag issues and view model progress – directly from the field.

Construction Field & Performance Management

Drive project performance with real-time field progress, cost data, project reports, and insights. Make better and quicker decisions that minimize project errors and maximize team productivity.

Road and Bridge Operations

Improve asset and network performance to deliver safe, reliable, compliant, and cost-effective service.

Image courtesy of Collins Engineers

Make Bridge Inspections Faster, Easier, and Safer

Quickly capture, analyze, and manage data in the field or from the office, helping you improve the decisions made while meeting regulatory reporting requirements and ensuring safe and reliable infrastructure assets.

Manage Complex Linear Road Network Information

Drive data consistency, optimize resources and reduce costs. Use data to improve decision-making and streamline operations. Ensure timely and accurate highway performance monitoring system submissions. 

Analyze Oversize/Overweight Vehicles in Real-time

Ensure safe travel of permitted vehicles using routes validated against restrictions and live bridge ratings. Improve reliability and accuracy of routing information and comply with transportation rules and regulations.

Operations Solutions & Recommended Software

Bentley offers planning solutions for road and bridges that span from conceptual road network layout and design through traffic simulation and planning.

BRIDGE MONITORING AND INSPECTION

Enables rapid capture, analysis, and management of bridge data in the field or from the office, to improve decisions and ensure safe and reliable infrastructure assets.

Linear Road Network Management

Manage complex transportation networks with a single source of truth for asset information across your road network.

Permitting & Routing

Reduce time, optimize routes, and increase efficiency with real-time route validation to ensure accurate and safe travel for oversize/overweight (OS/OW) vehicles.

Hear From Our Users

“With Bentley Systems, we have managed to seamlessly execute the project. We have provided better and faster communication to all stakeholders regarding design changes. The streamline of data and accurate analysis, including clash detection and soil analysis provided by Bentley, have successfully reduced working time by 2 months while saving our project from a potential cost of USD 3 million in total.”

– Taufan Munirudin Bayu Sukendro, Project Manager – PT Hutama Karya (Persero)

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